Depending on how serious a burn is, it may be possible to treat it at home. For minor burns, keep the burn clean and don’t burst any blisters that form. Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids following your injury.
How do I treat?
When should I seek advice?
More serious burns require professional medical attention. You should go to a hospital A&E department for:
If someone has breathed in smoke or fumes, they should also seek medical attention. Some symptoms may be delayed and can include:
People at greater risk from the effects of burns, such as children under five years old and pregnant women, should also get medical attention after a burn or scald.
For minor burns and scalds seek further medical attention if the following occurs;
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